Thursday, December 25, 2008

Chaos in California

When Uncle Clint and Aunt Marianne left for their little anniversary trip...we grabbed the gingerbread house...and smashed it...
so fun and delicious!!!
Reeder and I were so excited for Christmas...I think our favorite part was our stockings....
I sleep with my water bottle...
And the stockings were hung on the chimney with care...there were a lot of people there!
Papa Jerry looks really hot in his new gigis...but really...
they belong to my Papa....
Leo even got to take a bath...thanks Big Mama....
And so did the rest of us...Hayes loves being with the ladies!
And Papa Jerry gave us our first grammar lesson...the first of many I am sure...
Leo finally found a paci he loves...my mom is sooooooo thankful...
Of course, we cooked with Big Mama...Reeder and I are quite the experts at cracking eggs...
And Papa Jerry is an expert at napping (this is at legoland)...
And now over to Knott's Berry Farm...Reeder and I love adventure....
And Big Mama is a truck driver at heart...
Reeder and Papa Stephen rode the ferris wheel...and Reeder hated it...every moment...
My mom tried to get us all to meet Snoopy but only Cooper was willing to get within forty feet of him...
Now back to Legoland, where Reeder and I drove cars...mind you, you have to be 3 years old to drive the cars and we are not...so we lied and drove anyway. Needless to say we could not actually operate the cars. I ran into the median, the wall, and in a great finale ran through the cones behind us and almost into the garage where the cars are stored. Reeder hated it - she said it was 'too bumpy'.
Leo, the lion, need I say more...
And of course, we drove a train...
And rode some wild horses...quite the knights!
Then Papa Stephen helped us drive a car...
And Big Mama and Papa managed to ride a camel...
We are not tall people...but this guy was ridiculously tall...
Ahh Cooper posing again...with something I refused to get near...
And then Papa Stephen, Uncle Clint, Reeder, and I raced in some pretty fast boats...
We also managed to wave while racing...pretty phenomenal multitasking...

Saturday, December 20, 2008

December in Colorado


Oopsie...I uploaded all these pictures in reverse order, so I hope you are ready for the confusion. We celebrated Christmas in Colorado before heading to California....My papa got a new commuter vehicle...
Santa brought me a kitchen set including an apron, chef hat, and oven mitt...
Leo got a fire truck from Santa...
And I loved it...maybe one day he can drive it...
I fixed a plate of carrots for the reindeer, which I promptly dropped on the floor. I don't think Rudolph will mind...
My friend Madeline had a fun party - we decorated gingerbread houses...and speaking of decorating...
I put lots of ornaments on our tree...thanks Grandma Irvin for all the handmade ornaments...
We even met Santa....
And I picked out our tree...pretty nice one!!!

Here I am taking the carrots (this is after I dropped them on the bathroom floor) to wait for Santa's arrival...
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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving and Leo's Baptism

So I may not be in lots of these photos - ohh the burden of having a cute little brother. Nonetheless we had a wild and fun trip to Ohio - lots of time spent hanging out with Cooper, Julia, and Aunt Nik - nik. And let's not forget hanging out with my Uncle Bill...he loves the little man...
And I loved watching videos with Julia...
This is my mommy's high school friend Mr. BJ with his adorable daughter, Madison, there are more pics of her to come...
Big Mama loves to cook and I love to taste...we make one hell of a team...
Here is Mr. BJ's beautiful wife, my Aunt Cindy...she is one happy lady!
Did I mention I like tasting Big Mama's cooking...
We even made the trip to Ryland Lake to visit the Morley's house - not that you can tell I made it there from this picture...I sense a theme...Leo being hugged and snuggled and me...
Watching all the love....
Boy, that little boy is clean....
Great grandma Irvin - she loves Leo..
And Grandpa is a funny man...
Ohhh Aunt Kari, I don't hate you, I just love to cry...
Oh look, a photo with me in it...must be a fluke!!!!

After a really fun turkeyday, we celebrated Leo's baptism. Here is Leo chilling with Madison...

Deacon Conrad, my parents, Leo's godmothers (his grandmas too!), and me!!!
The grandmas - even the great grandma!
Enjoying the beautiful day...by the way, I was baptized with another little boy...named Theo...so fun (he is in the video below).

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The blessing from Leo's baptism



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Eden...our little dancer